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The Daily Countable: S***holes, Medicaid woes, iPhone slows

by Countable | 1.12.18

Greetings, Folks. You made it through another week. Congrats.

One Big Thing

It was the "s***hole" heard round the world. And here's what the world is saying about President Trump's purported comment.

On the Radar

The Trump administration is encouraging states to impose work or job-training requirements on Medicaid recipients as a condition for obtaining health insurance. Read our story on why this matters.

Under the Radar

Was your Iphone deliberately slowed down? Republican Sen. John Thune is asking Apple for answers. Here are the questions he's asking the tech giant.

Your Gov at a Glance 👀

The White House: President Trump in DC & FL

  • The president will receive his daily intelligence briefing in the morning before signing a proclamation to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • The president will then receive a physical examination at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.
  • In the evening, the president will depart DC for Palm Beach, FL.

The House of Representatives: Out

  • The House will return Tuesday, January 16th.

The Senate: Out

  • The Senate will return Tuesday, January 16th.

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  • Benjamin
    01/12/2018
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    Senator Perdue, you must make clear what you heard in your DACA meeting with President Trump. By saying “I do not recall” you are 1. Stating that you did not notice such ignorant and disrespectful language being used. Which would leave the impression that you are comfortable with this sort of language being used ; or 2. You do not take the President seriously enough to pay close attention to what he is saying and suggesting. The people of the United States should not be left in a state of confusion. You have the ability to remove this confusion. So again, you must make clear what was said by President Trump.

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  • Michele
    01/12/2018
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    This is perhaps the most disgusting in a lifelong history of disgusting statements made by the most racist president in the history of the country. If republicans had a spine they would move to impeach before his racism becomes how America is perceived around the world. And his answer to this travesty? Go play golf. When he is jailed for money laundering and removed from office America will rejoice and move toward healing the wounds this moron is creating.

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  • Penny
    01/12/2018
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    To my Nebraska representatives re: Trump’s shithole remark: NO PRESIDENT, SINCE JACKSON, HAS BEEN SO OVERTLY RACIST! You either stand up to him and censure or you stand with him. You can no longer ignore your obligation to represent the people.

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  • Chelsea
    01/12/2018
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    25th amendment now! This horrible racist man is not fit to be president! What are you waiting for???

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  • Surender
    01/12/2018
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    How did ivana and melania come to the usa from shithole countries and become legal? For sure they were all economic migrants and snatched someones opportunity as they claim? How did trump clan come from nazi Germany (at the time shithole) and become legal? Just because trumps forefathers status changed from tps to pps doesn’t give him the right to denigrate other origins? Deport this shithole and his family NOW!

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  • DawnH
    01/12/2018
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    Just when you think things have hit rock bottom in this government & administration this kind of thing shows up. It is reprehensible that a statesman/Representative in any public servant role would say something like this! Immigrants leave “shitholes” just for the reason they want more. To imply that brown & black people can’t come here because of where they came from is RACISM. Senators Wyden & Merkley - Rep Schrader this not only needs public denouncing but VERY clear action about what will be tolerated. This will embolden the white terrorists in this country & likely someone else will die. I am a grandchild of immigrants- I am an RN & frankly have done well to maintain life with decency & respect for everyone. If he can’t do that he needs to be fired! PS- no Norwegian in their right mind would migrate here!

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  • Catherine
    01/12/2018
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    Trumps statement about these “shithole” countries is just another example why he is not fit to be president! It’s some outrageous statement every day! Some outrageous behavior! At the very least he should be censured! The GOP doesn’t even care what he says anymore....our country is in crisis! An idiot is in the Whitehouse!

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  • jimsander
    01/12/2018
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    Public accountability for comments made in the course of passing legislation should be possible - please seek the release of what was actually said. Also, someone should mention that saying making disparaging statements about ANY country is bad for all trade, and DECREASES the likelihood of “making good deals” in the future.

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  • James
    01/12/2018
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    The behavior of the current president is absolutely outrageous, especially his last vulgar episode. This man is NOT a leader, and is causing serious harm to the citizens of this country, to this country’s standing in the world, and to our fellow inhabitants of this world. It is time to act. I urge you to immediately call for a censure of the president.

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  • Gilbert
    01/13/2018
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    I’m what they call an independent voter. The shit hole comment is why I won’t support a Republican candidate in future elections.

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  • Vickie
    01/12/2018
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    We should all be appalled by trump. The rest of the world is appalled, and must wonder how the American people put this racist and liar in office. Well, the majority didn't vote for him. He's a disgrace!!

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  • RadicalModerate
    01/12/2018
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    In order for a few to have much, a great many must have little. Racism, discrimination, subjugation, and mass incarceration are the go to tools of ultra capitalist extremists like Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin, and the Clintons.

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  • Martha
    01/13/2018
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    The GOP should stand up to the president and take a stand against his racism. We as a people deserve better than this person holding the highest office in the land.

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  • James
    01/13/2018
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    This administration makes America weaker every day. Insane comments like the ones this week and the complete unpredictability of his actions are eroding our strong position in the world and it will eventually show in our economy. Please speak out and denounce the President and his comments and help send a message to both the world and your constituents that he does not speak for America, rather, he speaks for himself, and these days, an ever dwindling number of those that voted for him.

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  • Maria elena
    01/13/2018
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    It’s funny everyone says he is rude and crude and a businessman, it’s the nature of the beast you might say! People criticize bullying in schools and think it’s barbaric, inhumane etc. , yet we or someone has elected a president who was, is, and will be all those things we teach our children not to be everyday! What do we expect, exactly what we are getting! Stop with the excuses of “oh that’s just the way he is “ , “he can’t help himself “! I ask is he a dog with rabies who really can’t help biting you! People he will forever be a bad seed and that’s all he is! No feelings, no conscience, no morality, no intelligence! His success was he had a great head start! That’s it! He needs to be told no and taught a lesson and the only way that’s gonna happen is if the congress puts on their big boy pants and impeaches him! But they are all cowards and I don’t hold my breathe on that one ! In the meantime he’s destroying the country!

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  • David
    01/13/2018
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    "When you want to help people, you tell them the truth. When you want to help your self, you tell them what they want to hear." ~ David Hume Abraham Lincoln: "There is nothing to make an Englishman shit quicker than the sight of General George Washington." Barack Obama: “Obama really drew the ire of the pious, calling opponent Mitt Romney a ‘bullshitter.’ Sometimes the dirty word is the most precise.” Joe Biden: "This is a big f**king deal." Dick Cheney: “Cheney reportedly told Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy to ‘go f**k [himself]’” George W. Bush: “Commented on the presence of New York Times reporter Adam Clymer. Believing he had an audience of one, Bush called Clymer a ‘major-league asshole.’” Barack Obama: "I don't think I should take any sh*t from anybody on that, do you?" Richard Nixon: “The Watergate tapes put the phrase ‘expletive deleted’ on the map.” Lyndon Johnson: "I do know the difference between chicken sh*t and chicken salad," John F. Kennedy: "This is obviously a f**k-up." Harry Truman: “In Truman's eyes, General Douglas MacArthur was a "dumb son of a bitch," and Nixon was ‘a shifty-eyed goddamned liar.’”

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  • M
    01/13/2018
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    Shithole is now racist? Liberalism is a mental disorder.

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  • Margaret
    01/13/2018
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    Wow, a racist, elitist President making policy decisions affecting the American people and our representatives condones it. It seems the President gets great pleasure in shocking the People with his ‘antics’ practically every Thursday (before his golf weekend in Florida) so that the media has something to talk about over the weekend. WHAT A PUPPETEER!!! After a year of this, you would think everyone (Congress, the Media and American citizens) would have had enough of his distractions. I guess, we’re going to have another year of confusion and chaos in this Banana Republic.

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  • Lori
    01/13/2018
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    Please speak out and make a statement regarding these racist comments. Everyone needs to be held accountable. Your silence is acceptance. I want the world to know that the American people are not like this and that we are just as horrified as the world. Speak up and condemn this language. Something needs to be done. Save our country

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  • Deirdre
    01/13/2018
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    The presidency used to be such a highly respected position. Now it is the place for disgusting behavior. No one respects us now. It is a total disgrace what this man and the Republican Party have done. Totally disgusting

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